Pay It Forward Again

There are some things worth doing over and over and over…  Pay It Forward is one of ’em! 

Grace has started another round of PiF.  If you weren’t involved in the first one, here’s how it works as per Grace’s post:

“It’s based on this movie with Helen Hunt and Kevin Spacey in it called ‘Pay It Forward’. With all of the things happening to me these days, I thought it was exactly what I needed, something entirely positive.
How many of you out there have had a chance to watch it? I myself have not. So I guess I need to do so. But anyway this is what the PIF Exchange is all about……(Copied from Jen W’s blog, which was copied from
Pony Knitsblog which was copied from… get the picture—the links don’t necessarily work the whole post was copied from last year ) “Here is how it works! I’ll send a handmade gift to the first 3 people who leave a comment on my blog requesting to join this PIF exchange! I don’t know what that gift will be yet, and you may not receive it tomorrow or next week…LOL… but you will receive it within 365 days, that’s a promise! The only thing you have to do in return is pay it forward by making the same promise on your blog…”So the first 3 people who leave a comment on my blog, I can’t wait to see who you are! I have some great treats in store for you all, just you wait and see!”
Now…  I do have a couple of disclaimers of my own to toss in.  While I adore the three ladies I “paid” in the last round, I am going to ask them NOT to sign up here.  I’ve gotten to know them rather well, and knitting for each of them truly enhanced our budding friendships, so I’d like to think that will happen with three new folks this year.  Also, I’m quite sure I won’t get to your PiF items until the start of 2009, because I’m trying to be realistic!
Also, a little clarification.  Pay it Forward was a book first, then a movie, and now, a foundation.  It’s a great concept, that one person can indeed affect change.  Long before Ms. Hyde’s book, I’d started using a line I’d heard someone else use.  “Oh, don’t worry about it.  Just do something nice for someone else someday.”  Random Acts of Kindness is another book based on similar concepts. 
Here’s where I confess that I’ve not read these books nor watched any movies of the sort.  However, I’m a philosophy student, and nearly ever culture, every age, every belief system I’ve studied, has had their own version of such.  The Day Crew captain at our firehouse sums it up nicely – Be Nice.  That’s his mantra, and the rule by which he runs his crew. 
I’m tempted to pontificate on that…  Being nice doesn’t mean being a doormat, but I think I’ll leave it at that.    😉

12 comments on “Pay It Forward Again

  1. Bubblesknits says:

    I didn’t get a chance to do the PIF last time, but I’d like to go a round. 🙂 Can I be one of yours?

  2. Anita says:

    Me too! 🙂
    I missed it last time, I’d like to give it a go this time around…..

  3. Sarah says:

    I wanna do it too 🙂

  4. nymphchild says:

    Oh, now I am unlucky number four. What a pity. But it’s ok, I am too far away anyway. I just wanted to wish you a good night before I go to bed. 😉

  5. gaylen says:

    I had a sense that you would have a second post today 😉 I love this concept and still working on Paying Mine Forward. I got in with Grace last year so I’m running out of time. Better get a knittin’

    I have to say that I agree with your Day Crew Captain – Be Nice. That pretty much sums it up. And the movie – it’s good. g

  6. Grace says:

    i know Darcy at the KnottyKnitter blog (link on my blog) is looking for 3 to sign up so please feel free to go there and play!!

    The person I signed under last year never did fulfill her part but I am pretty sure she will eventually!

  7. Grace says:

    and aside to my SISTER Chan, I too was a philosophy student and my motto has always been There but for the grace of God goes I, or as my kids say There but for The I of God goes Mom

  8. Miss Me says:

    you’ve gotta be fast around here, don’t you?!

  9. monnibo says:

    Thank you! I think that people being doormats because they think they HAVE to be nice is so annoying. Stick up for yourself. You can do that and still be a nice person.

    I loved the Pay it Forward book. Really good story. You should add it to your TBR pile. 🙂

  10. Kathy says:

    This is what I get for not keeping up with blogs. lol I’m number 11.

  11. Nichole says:

    You all got me in again… I just signed up under Michelle. I had a wonderful time with you last round! 🙂

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